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Britain’s Kelly Sotherton to get Beijing Olympic bronze upgrade


Tuesday, 25 April 2017 : Russian Tatyana Chernova has been stripped of the heptathlon bronze she won at Beijing in 2008 after testing positive for a steroid.

Sotherton won heptathlon bronze in 2004 and had already been moved to third in the Beijing 4x400m relay after Belarus and Russia’s disqualification.

She was fifth in the 2008 heptathlon.

However, the 40-year-old has now climbed to third after the previously announced doping ban of Ukrainian Lyudmila Blonska and now Chernova.

Sotherton retired five years ago after failing to recover from a back problem in time to qualify for the heptathlon at London 2012.

Source : Internet

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